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New £100 cashback offer for Marriott luxury hotels, plus £100 at Amex Travel with Business cards

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American Express is throwing out travel-based cashback offers from all directions this week. The latest two deals offer £100 back if you can put your spending in the right place.

These two promotions follow on from the Marriott, Hyatt, Thistle and WorldHotels cashback deals we’ve covered over the last week – click through if you missed those offers.

American Express Travel cashback

For American Express Business cardholders …..

This one only seems to have appeared for Business cardholders, but let’s see.

Holders of Business Platinum and Business Gold are being offered £100 cashback on a £400 spend with American Express Travel.

The offer runs to 22nd November.

This offer probably works best for flight bookings, because hotels booked via American Express Travel are treated as third party bookings and do not qualify for status benefits or loyalty points.

There is one upside. As we wrote here, American Express Travel now allows you to pre-pay American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts bookings. This would allow you to combine the strong benefits of an FHR stay with the £100 cashback.

(Pre-paying your FHR booking may disqualify you from status benefits and loyalty points, although you will get these if an FHR booking is paid at the hotel. Most FHR hotels are not part of major loyalty programmes, however. FHR is only a benefit for Business Platinum cardholders, not Business Gold.)

I have never used an American Express Travel cashback offer because of the issues over status benefits, but now that FHR is included I might be able to do something with this one.

American Express Marriott £100 cashback

For everyone else …..

Last week saw the offer of £50 cashback on a £200 cumulative spend across the Marriott Bonvoy hotels listed in this PDF document. These are mainly mid-range properties, although the list also includes the University Arm in Cambridge and the Sheraton Grand on Park Lane in London.

A new ‘luxury’ offer has now appeared.

You will receive £100 cashback when you spend £400 in selected upscale Marriott Bonvoy hotels across the UK and continental Europe listed in this PDF document. UK hotels include Turnberry and The Langley. Ignore The Westbury which is closed for refurbishment and indeed recently auctioned off all of its furnishings ….

It runs to 31st December 2021.

There are a lot of great hotels here, including the iconic Venice ones, so you may be able to squeeze in a decent Autumn break. £400 won’t necessarily get you far at these places but if you have the offer on multiple Amex cards you could split the bill at check-out and trigger multiple bonuses.

If you ARE booking any Marriott properties on this list, do drop a note to our hotel booking partner Emyr Thomas via this page. He can get you added benefits – including free breakfast, a food and drink credit and an upgrade – via the STARS and Luminous programmes runs by Marriott for luxury travel agents. You will pay the same as the flexible rate shown online and you pay at the hotel as usual so there’s nothing to lose.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – October 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our October 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here.

The following offers will end soon:

  • 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
  • 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)

Here are the top current deals:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers.

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending:

Barclaycard Select Cashback Credit Card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (34)

  • Scallder says:

    These should stack with the other Marriott offers – last year when they ran a £50 off a £200 spend offer and a £75 off a £200 offer both credits hit on the same charge. We used one set on my cards for a stay in Bath and used both offers on my wife’s card at Barnes Tavern as that went through as The Edition which is on the Luxury list for this offer. Not sure whether it’ll still work though!

    • Polly says:

      Yes, was just thinking that too, we have both on a couple of cards. Worth some planning, methinks…

    • MT says:

      Is there that much cross over in the participation list, doesn’t seem to be for London

      • Scallder says:

        Hadn’t read the list of properties on the first one so apologies (had assumed it was just pretty much everywhere given the first one was a generic Bonvoy offer!)

        • MT says:

          Whenever dealing with Marriott you have to check the fine print to ensure you don’t get Bonvoyed;

    • Dave says:

      There is virtually no overlap between the two offers. The Sheraton Skyline was the only property I could see.

  • Andrew Wells says:

    Luxury hotels…..and the Sheraton Skyline!

    • Paul says:

      I wonder if they have mistaken it with the Sheraton Grand Park Lane or Sheraton Grand Edinburgh? I have a £250 approx upcoming stay at the former so will soon find out.

  • MT says:

    Off topic, The One Aldwych I assume best place to book is Leading Hotels of the World as it doesn’t seem to participate in any other scheme like FHR or I assume Emyr from what I can tell.

  • sloth says:

    I have the amex travel offer on my nectar card

  • Melvin says:

    Is this AMEX travel offer cumulative? The T&C is very vague, does anyone have any previous experience? Thank

    • Paul says:

      The Marriott, and most if not all Hotel offers are cumulative, with the T&Cs there often being vague or ambiguous also

    • sloth says:

      it has been in the past

      • Melvin says:

        Thanks, I did just have a online chat with AMEX agent, and she claimed it’s only for one transaction. She couldn’t tell me exactly where it’s stated in the T&C though.

        • Rob says:

          And you believe the Amex call centre? After everything that has been written about them here?!

  • MT says:

    I haven’t got that issue, I dont have the luxury offer on as many cards as the original one, but I do have the original offer on all cards the luxury one is also on. Also I don’t see why Amex would remove it as the offer is for different hotel apart from as others have noted the ultra luxury Sheraton Skyline!!!

  • TimP says:

    Sadly, I will not be participating in any such offers. I stayed at two upmarket properties (different groups) over the summer and both were decidedly lacklustre and with such facilities as lounges closed.

    Despite these offers I will save my money until a full experience is again on offer.

  • Harry T says:

    Nice of Amex to only give me the non luxury hotels offer when I usually only stay at W, EDITION, LC and RC… I’m not a big fan of them splitting the offers like this.

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